When you are at a competition or performing how will you deal with pressure?
“Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail.” –Benjamin Franklin
As a young competitor, I remember my first coach Lynn, taught me that training is the hardest part of any sport. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with a fellow colleague, Coach Racimo, to catch up and check-in. As we laughed, talked, and reminisced about our days as competitors, she shared with me that she drew inspiration and guidance from John Wooden’s coaching and his idea that preparation is the most important thing, and that if you did your best to prepare for competition, you’ve achieved your ultimate goal. This was the basis for something he called “True Success.”
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” –John Wooden.
So back to the original question: “When your at a competition or performing how will you deal with pressure?”
As your coach it’s my goal for you to train hard, and smart, so when you step out on the ice you’ll have the confidence rise above any nervousness and do your personal best. How do you want to feel when you hit your final pose and the last note of your music ends?
Preparation and discipline in practice breeds confidence.